Penélope Cruz Sánchez is known for her roles in films of several genres, particularly those in the Spanish language, she has received various accolades, including an Academy Award and a British Academy Film Award, in addition to nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award, four Golden Globe Awards, and five Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Cruz grew up in Spain she received training in classic and jazz dance in New York
She made her big screen debut with the feature film, ‘Jamon, Jamon’ in 1992
She played the role of the female protagonist, Silvia. The film met with a favorable response. She was as much appreciated for her talent as for her daring nudity in the film, which made her a major sex symbol overnight.
”When I first came to America I only knew two phrases in English. One was, “How are you?” and the other was, “I want to work with Johnny Depp.” Then after I worked with him on Blow (2001), I learned how to say, “I want to work with Johnny Depp again!” Thank you for your friendship, your talent. You are such an inspiration to us all.”
Penélope Cruz began dating ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ co-star Javier Bardem in 2007
The two tied the nuptial knot in 2010. The couple has been blessed with two children, Leonardo and Luna.
After completing the movie “All the Pretty Horses”, she turned vegetarian
Penélope Cruz is the first Spanish actress ever to win an Academy Award and the first Spanish actress to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame
She is best friends with famous actresses Salma Hayek and Goya Toledo
”I love Salma Hayek, we’ve been friends for a really long time. I admire how she has come such a long way and always remained grounded and who she is. She never compromises to follow her vision and she is loyal. Such qualities only mark the great stars.”